School Travel Plan
'We have a big ambition. Every child that can, walks to school. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school - now it's less than half. Let's reverse this decline.
'Living Streets Campaign, July 2019
At Chartridge Combined School, pupils record how they get to school on the WOW Travel Tracker and those who walk twice per week for a month are rewarded with a themed badge.
If you are travelling from further afield, children and families are encouraged to park at the Bell car park, along Chartridge Lane, and walk the rest of the way to school. A badge can still be earnt for this type of journey.
Why a walk to school matters?
- Happier children – It’s been proven that children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.
- Less congestion – During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children to school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.
- Cleaner air – The school run alone is responsible for generating two million tonnes of CO2 every year. Imagine what we could achieve if we began converting some of these rides to strides!
Join the movement today!!
Some of our Junior Road Safety Officers auditing the walking route.